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funding provided by: additional funding provided by: >> this week on "to the contrary with bonnie erbe," up first, president obama's jobs plan. how might it impact women, children and families. then, america on heightened alert as we remember 9/11 ten years later. more on the threat. and we'll hear from a woman who lost her husband in the attacks. behind the headlines, new york senator kirsten gillibrand's campaign urging women to get in the game. hello, i'm linda chavez in for bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. we begin with the president's plan to fix the country's job crisis. >> >> after revealing the american jobs act to congress and the american public, president obama is taking his message on the road. the plan creates more jobs for construction workers, teachers, veterans, and the long-term unemployed. it provides tax breaks for companies who hire new workers and cuts payroll taxes in half for every working american and every small business. he also called for reforming the medicare program. >> i real
-deweever sitting in for bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, secretary of labor hilda solis' dedication to women and jobs. in today's challenging economy, women are facing unemployment and a stagnate job market. they're hoping for some good news next week when the president reveals his jobs plan in a national address. secretary solis told "to the contrary" executive producer cari stein the department of labor is working hard to help women succeed in the workforce. >> we see a lot of women who are losing jobs right now in the public sector. and that seems to be the area that we haven't been able to really be able to boost and keep those jobs and part of it is because revenues are down at the state and local government. so we have an over-representation of women in teaching jobs and in the public sector. >> secretary solis says there is also one female population that sometimes gets overlooked but the department of labor is focusing resources on women veterans. >> there is a large percentage of the women that have
like bonnie riddick of lodi, new jersey returned to their homes to find a daunting clean-up ahead of them. >> this is my second flood in five years. i'm getting the hell out of here. so, my whole apartment i can't get back in for like a month, two months, until we gut all the walls, do all the electrical work again. so annoying. >> brown: power outages and flooding also meant that summer vacation will last a few days longer for schools across new england. a number of districts delayed the start of the new school year, which had been set for this week. >> we've got to ensure that we can get them here safely, that we have food products that haven't been perished or compromised by having no power in the school, and that we can get our staff in as well. >> brown: in all, some two million homes and businesses are still in the dark, from new england on down to north carolina. and, as the states continued to tally the damage from irene, president obama declared major disasters in new york and north carolina. he also planned to visit paterson, new jersey on sunday, to view the damage ther
that you physically endanger another person's life. i mean, you don't have to be bonnie and clyde to be a bank robber, and you don't have to be al qaeda to be a terrorist. >> i don't think these people are terrorists. i think the people and the agencies and the industry that they're fighting are the true terrorists. when you've got big timber companies coming into the northwest, clear-cutting old- growth forest; big oil companies with their big oil spills that cost billions and billions and billions of dollars-- you don't see the fbi raiding these executives' homes or anything like that. they aren't being threatened with life in prison. all they really do is just pay a fine and move on to the next court. >> the old adage that, you know, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter is true. you know, if you agree with their motives, "wow, they're a hero. they're not a terrorist at all." if you disagree with their motives, then they're a terrorist. that's tough, okay? that's why its a whole lot cleaner to deal with crimes. crimes, non-crimes. okay, im good with that. i can d
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